I have a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. My clinical vision is to “ensure I provide a safe atmosphere for clients to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.”
I have enjoyed a rewarding career working with children, adolescents, and families for many years. I have provided services in the mental health field in multiple capacities including as a community support worker, community based therapist, clinical director and clinical supervisor.
Treatment modalities I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, behavior modification and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems.
I am certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in EMDR and Brainspotting. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland and graduate degree in Social Work from Morgan State University. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (LCSW-C) with Clinical Supervision designation.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 19200
DC LICSW LC50082848
FL LCSW SW19480
Nicole is awesome. Great listener. Love her approach.
Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
I was matched with Nicole while I was in a bad place and Nicole listened to me & helped me understand and uncover all the issues I was currently facing and deal with them with time.
For that I am thankful!
Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mannnn ! What can i say About Ms. Samuels, she’s such a jewel, i truly Appreciate her for what she does, she makes me feel so comfortable about talking to her about anything I’ve been batting my mental health for a while, and Im glad i finally took the step to seek help, i would recommend her any day you will be glad you took the step.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Nicole White-Samuels is an effective therapist and counselor. She actively listens and picks up on cues before she responds or inquires. She has helped me with couples counseling, career counseling, anxiety, and other issues I included in our sessions. Nicole provided me with worksheets that have helped me assess, identify, and address my challenges. I have had no issues with accessing her and many times she started our sessions earlier if I was online. Now that we've completed our sessions, I feel that I have grown and have the tools I need to be successful and live an enriching life.
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Listens very well and follows up to encourage engagement and continuous assistance
Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ms. Nicole is awesome, she's someone that will listen to you and ask you questions that you should be asking yourself. She gave me so much to consider in situations when I would normal get carried away with my own thoughts. I highly recommend her!!!
Written on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem